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Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

This is the first Inking Royalty Blog Hop of the year!  I’m super excited to be joining the Royalty today!  It has just simply been to long.  I love this amazingly talented group of paper crafters. This year we will be hopping with the theme “A Year of Celebrations” So, let’s get on with the hop

 Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Valentine’s Day, so prepare yourself for lots of hearts and beautiful showcases of love. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I love to take Valentine’s Day and celebrate all my awesome friends. I decided to make a card using two wonderful stamp sets. And a color combination that is a personal favorite.

Tropical Chic is one of my favorites!  I so love using this stamp set. This stamp set just screams use me make a happy card!!!

Tropical Chic Stamp Set

Especially in spring and summer using all the “Lilly” inspired colors.  Today’s color combination is more of a winter day with light.  Smoky Slate and So Saffron.  I can just see the So Saffron light peaking through the Smoky Slate winter clouds giving us hope of warm sunny skies.

The second stamp set is another summer fun stamp set.  The sentiment “life is good with a friend like you” make it perfect though for a friend’s Valentine’s

Friend Like You

Friend Like You Stamp Set

This set is full of fun scene building element.  But, to be truefull it is the sentiments in the stamp set that won me over.

Who said Valentine’s had to be all Red and Pink with hearts galore??  If you know seriously tell me below in the comments.

  • The first thing was picking the color combination.  I wanted to use Yellow and gray.  I’m completely obsessed with it at the moment.  I’m actually working on a granny square afghan right now that is yellow, gray, and green.
  • Yellow and gray make a great floral combination. And that’s really what I had in mind.  When the last time I actually created what I set out to creat??? Who knows, but the fun is seeing where the idea leads
  • The flowers are stamped in so Saffron and in Daffodil Delight. That gives a little color variation

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  12. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl

Here a little peak into the Granny Squares.  The squares were originally going to be mostly gray with a little touch of green and yellow. But, when I started working on them the green just had to be the main color! The other immediately recognized the Granny Square as a pot holder. I wish I had some of my Grandmother’s crochet pot holders. Anyway, enjoy the rest of the blog hop

Go and be creative and please hop along-


January Blogging friends blog hop

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Welcome to the Blogging Friends Blog Hop. This month everyone is feeling the love!  I’m feeling the love for a sweet friend who surprised me during Christmas with a awesome gift.  We don’t normally exchange gifts but, she shared a little extra cheer with me.  I have had in my mind to make her a special thank you card.

Thinking about what I wanted to create,  I decided to go with a very clean and modern feel.  I think this is the perfect time of year to go back to your roots of creativity and re-explore.  For me that’s clean and hopefully modern card making. I find this style of card making my favorite!  I also have recently fallen back …head over heals for heat embossing.  I’m just completely obsessed with adding matalic to cards.

  • The color combo real red, night of Navy, and petal pink
  • Stamp set To A Wild Rose  used with versa mark ink and gold embossing power.

I had a hard time getting a good picture of the real red and heat embossing.  It has been raining and very dreary. So no natural light witch is how I like to take pictures.  Then the overhead lights at work distort the color.  Anyway, the card in real life is full of red, pink, and shinny gold with that Navy card base to ground it all.

Thank you for hopping along with us!  I hope you enjoy all the inspiration along the way

Today’s card was completely inspired by the super talented Yana Smakula. Her modern take on card making just totally wow’s me!!!!

Peace out my crafty loves-